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Understanding Breast Cancer

Provides information on symptoms, causes, statistics of breast cancer; diagnostic tools; treatment options; managing side effects; fertility and sexuality problems; making treatment decisions; caring for oneself and support services.

Cancer type: Breast cancer
Written for: Women
Focusing on: Check ups, Communicating with GPs, Disease stages, Financial and legal issues, Food and eating, Managing symptoms and side effects, Recovery, Sexuality issues, Strategies to reduce cancer risk, Treatment options
Targeting: Partners, family and friends of people with cancer, People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2016

Last updated on this website:
16-11-2016

By: Cancer Council NSW
 

Cancer series - breast cancer- radio Series 2 (Aboriginal)

This audio educational program delivered through the Yolngu radio service in the Yolngu Matha language talks about cancer. Two series are available.

Cancer type: Breast cancer
Written for: Men, Women
Focusing on: Check ups, Disease stages, Recovery, Treatment options
Targeting: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2011

Last updated on this website:
04-08-2015

By: Aboriginal Health&Medical Research Council
 

Support that may help (Breast cancer) (multi-language)(booklet)

This resource is written in a bilingual, easy-to-read format and provide information about where and how to access practical support such where to find peer support, accessing a wig library and traveling for treatment.

Cancer type: Breast cancer
Written for: Women
Focusing on: Managing symptoms and side effects, Recovery
Targeting: Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups, People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2015

Last updated on this website:
30-07-2015

By: Breast Cancer Network Australia
 

Messages of hope and support (Breast Cancer) (multi-language)(booklet)

This resource is written in a bilingual, easy-to-read format and includes messages of hope and support from other women who have survived breast cancer. This resource also normalises feelings of fear and highlights that most women in Australia survive breast cancer.

Cancer type: Breast cancer
Written for: Women
Focusing on: Managing symptoms and side effects, Recovery
Targeting: Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups, People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2015

Last updated on this website:
30-07-2015

By: Breast Cancer Network Australia
 

Breast Cancer Treatments (multi-language)(booklet)

This resource is written in a bilingual, easy-to-read format and covers information about: - Treatments for breast cancer - Possible side effects of treatment - Making decisions about treatment

Cancer type: Breast cancer
Written for: Women
Focusing on: Communicating with health and medical staff, Treatment options
Targeting: Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups, People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2015

Last updated on this website:
30-07-2015

By: Breast Cancer Network Australia
 

About breast cancer (multi-language)(booklet)

This resource is written in a bilingual easy-to-read format and covers information about: - what is cancer? - what is breast cancer? - what causes breast cancer? - different types of breast cancer

Cancer type: Breast cancer
Written for: Women
Focusing on: Disease stages
Targeting: Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups, People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2015

Last updated on this website:
30-07-2015

By: Breast Cancer Network Australia
 

'I wish I could fix it': Supporting your partner through breast cancer (booklet)

‘I wish I could fix it’: Supporting your partner through breast cancer, aims to help male and female partners of women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer in the last 12 months. The booklet includes information on breast cancer, its treatments, how partners can support the woman diagnosed, and practical tips to deal with some of the common challenges that they themselves may face. The booklet includes information resources and counselling services.

Cancer type: Breast cancer
Written for: Men, Women
Focusing on: Communicating with GPs, Disease stages, Financial and legal issues, Recovery, Sexuality issues, Treatment options, Work and Cancer
Targeting: Partners, family and friends of people with cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2013

Last updated on this website:
30-07-2015

By: Breast Cancer Network Australia
 

Hair loss during breast cancer treatment (factsheet)

Because it's visible to others, hair loss (alopecia) can be one of the more distressing aspects of treatment for breast cancer. The hair loss fact sheet looks at how to prepare yourself if hair loss occurs, and steps you can take to reduce its impact.

Cancer type: Breast cancer
Written for: Women
Focusing on: Managing symptoms and side effects
Targeting: People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2011

Last updated on this website:
30-07-2015

By: Breast Cancer Network Australia
 

Anxiety, depression and breast cancer (factsheet)

Produced by Breast Cancer Network Australia and beyondblue, the national depression initiative, this fact sheet provides information on depression and details its links with breast cancer. It also outlines available treatments and how to help yourself or someone close to you.

Cancer type: Breast cancer
Written for: Men, Women
Focusing on: Communicating with GPs, Communicating with health and medical staff, Managing symptoms and side effects, Recovery
Targeting: Partners, family and friends of people with cancer, People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2012

Last updated on this website:
30-07-2015

By: Breast Cancer Network Australia
 

Breast Cancer and Pathology (factsheet)

The fact sheet about breast cancer pathology, produced by BCNA with input from The Royal College of Pathology of Australasia provides information on: what is included in a pathology report; what the terminology means; how you can obtain a copy of your report, even years after your treatment has finished.

Cancer type: Breast cancer
Written for: Women
Focusing on: Communicating with health and medical staff, Disease stages, Treatment options
Targeting: Partners, family and friends of people with cancer, People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2011

Last updated on this website:
30-07-2015

By: Breast Cancer Network Australia
 

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